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GA question[edit]

I nominated an article for GA that was passed [i.e., Kenny Omega (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)]. However, Legobot writes on my talk page that the nomination has failed, therefore, the article has not been listed as a good article. Can anyone enlighten me as to why this is? KyleJoantalk 04:35, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

I expect it's the presence of the {{FailedGA}}, there is plenty on this problem in the archives of this page. Try converting that {{FailedGA}} (and the {{GA}} directly above) into {{article history}}. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 07:38, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Happened again with Solo diving. Redrose64, could you clarify your suggestion above? · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 06:21, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Talk:Solo diving has two instances of {{FailedGA}}. Use {{article history}} instead of those and the {{GA}}. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:20, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
MWright96, I think same case. Can you follow this. Dey subrata (talk) 04:42, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm coming to this talk page with the same error. Wouldn't the best solution be to detect the latest instance of the GA template? czar 03:45, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Duplicate MfD[edit]

Hello Legobot. Please pass on my thanks to your herder for all the good work. However, you seem to be repeatedly adding duplicates of Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Toy portals, which just closed, to Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion‎‎. Certes (talk) 12:08, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

@Certes: I can't be certain, but I think that the problem may be the sheer length of the closing summary added by SMcCandlish (talk · contribs) - it's of the order of 3,800 bytes. Over at the RfC system, it is known that Legobot has trouble with long RfC statements, and the tipping point for RfCs is around 2,000 bytes. This may be the same problem. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:50, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
Well, shiver me timbers! I'll go cut it down.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  22:03, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
Done. PS: I had also noticed that the bot re-listed it as active. I think it may have actually been caused by my adding and signing (i.e., re-timestamping) with a comment about where it had been userspaced to. I integrated that into into the close itself, which I about cut in half.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  22:19, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Bot updating of dashboards[edit]

Please see the bottom of Wikipedia talk:Dashboard#Bot section; I made a request to turn off that bot task because it was superseded by a Lua module, which has not been responded to. * Pppery * it has begun... 22:15, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Bot not transposing all RfCs properly[edit]

Legoktm it looks like Legobot may have a bug somewhere that is preventing it from properly transposing an RfC I just started, as it added only the page title, not the RfC itself, to HIST, POL, and BIO. Or maybe I just messed something up in formatting the RfC. Could you let me know what's going on? Thanks for your assistance. Kindly, Sdkb (talk) 07:10, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @Sdkb: I replied to this at the RfC concerned. There is more in the archives of this page.
Also, edits like this are pointless, since they will merely be overwritten: see the editnotice displayed when you made that edit. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:31, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the help, Redrose64. Some documentation about what specific limits Legobot has, or even a talk page notice from Legobot when a limit is exceeded, might be useful; I'll add a bit at WP:RfC, but they could probably go elsewhere as well. Sdkb (talk) 21:15, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
@Sdkb: We haven't determined a specific limit: the point where it fails is not consistent. I am not in a position to amend Legobot - all I can do is monitor the various RfC listings for empty entries like this and inform the RfC that it isn't being listed correctly (example); in that example post, I used the figure 2,000 because the actual added size was 2,323 bytes, and I rounded it down to the nearest 500, that being a useful figure without being overprecise, as we don't want to tell people "you can go up to this exact length, but no further". In other similar posts, I've used figures that were higher, sometimes much higher - in at least one case, the figure I gave was 6,000 bytes. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 00:05, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

3 Diacritic bugs[edit]

Legobot has wrongly marked as failed the GA of Surya Namaskār, displaying the "interesting" heading on my talk page "Your GA nomination of Surya Namask?r". I deleted the thing and it has been reinserted! We can ask to have the bot stopped, but before we do that, I thought I'd ask if you can fix the problem(s):

1) it should respect diacritic marks in article titles (yes, we can argue later about whether they are a good idea);

2) it should not as a consequence mark GANs as failed when they aren't;

3) it should not keep reinserting such messages when users rightly delete them.

Good luck with those. Chiswick Chap (talk) 09:28, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @Chiswick Chap: Legobot can't handle diacritics in page titles - this is a known problem, and there are several threads on the matter in the archives of this page. As for getting Legobot amended, this is unlikely to happen. For well over a year now, Legoktm has been asking for a volunteer to take over the various functions of Legobot, but nobody has come forward. If you stop the bot, a number of processes that are working perfectly well will fail, and there will be complaints. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 14:46, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
So it's half-broken and can't be mended. And if someone pushes the stop button nobody will be able to restart it? Frightening. Like the world's economy, it seems. Thanks for giving an answer. Chiswick Chap (talk) 15:19, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Category:Songs with music by M.I.A. (rapper) has been nominated for renaming[edit]

Category:Songs with music by M.I.A. (rapper), which you created, has been nominated for renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. vaporgaze💬 (please ping on reply) 11:38, 27 March 2020 (UTC)